What BlizzCon Means for Blizzard Video Game Titles
BlizzCon is not only the biggest annual event held by game developer Blizzard, but it is also among the most massive conferences in the entire industry. For video game titles published by Blizzard, the event means many things. It brings the newest game content, the game reveals, and largest esports tournaments of the year.
For long-running game titles developed by Blizzard, BlizzCon means relevancy. Each year fans of the 2004 title World of Warcraft or the 20-year-running StarCraft franchise await BlizzCon for the arrival of new content and major tournaments.
This year BlizzCon is hosting two esports events for StarCraft, one for each of its franchises. There will also be an exhibition match in StarCraft: Remastered, the remake of the original StarCraft: Brood War that was first released in 1998.
The New Star
Overwatch is only two-years-old and already an industry leader in esports. The game takes a prominent position at this year's BlizzCon with the Overwatch World Cup tournament and a slew of exciting game announcements. New characters, maps, or game modes are expected to be revealed at the event.
Blizzard's collectible card game celebrates the completion of its Championship Tour at the 2018 BlizzCon. The game took some tips from Overwatch and leveraged regional pride in its latest competitive series.
Teams have been competing for months for their one of eight spots in the Hearthstone Global Games. The competitors include Brazil, Spain, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, China, and Norway. The prize pool is set at $409,000.